Start Exercise and Work Out

20 Awesome Motivational Quotes to Help You Start Exercise and Work Out

Often to get inspired, you need to remind yourself of the end-results of your labors. When it comes to working out, you need to see what the end-results of your healthy self are going to look like. Here to help are these motivational images below which will undoubtedly inspire you to start lifting those weights and exercising more!

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Top 10 Space Images Of 2014

Top 10 Space Images Of 2014

January 1, 2015 | by Danielle Andrew

photo credit: European Space Agency

2014 was an incredible year for space exploration. Here’s a few of the most spectacular space images captured this year.

Colliding Galaxies

Chandra X-ray observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

This image, which was released December 11th, shows “ulta luminous X-ray sources”, or ULX’s, exploding from spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2136 as they brush past one another.

The galaxies are about 130 million light-years from earth, found in the constellation Canis Major. The photo is actually a composite image of data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

X- ray light is seen as pink, optical light from the Hubble in blue, white, brown and orange, and infrared light from the Spitzer telescope as red.

Mars Rover Selfie

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It turns out even highly advanced robots enjoy a good selfie every now and again! This image was captured by the Mars Rover Hand Lens Imager on April 28th, showing Curiosity cleaning an apparently intriguing rock with its robotic arm mounted Dust Abrasion Tool.

Distant Worlds

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This image was taken over many separate exposures from 2003 to 2012 by the Hubble Space Telescope, and was finally released on June 3rd 2014.

Taken using the Hubbles Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camara 3, it shows us the evolving universe and thousands of distant galaxies.

The MOM Mission

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One of the top space success stories this year was the ISRO Mars Obiter Mission reaching its destination, sending a flurry of incredible images back to us of the red planet.

Philae the Comet Conquerer

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Another robot that loves a selfie, this is the unmanned robotic lander Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

For more information on Philae take a look at this article on its landing.

Saturns Violent Polar Storm

NASA

Cassini captured this stunning false colour image of the vortex of Saturns north polar storm this year. The angry red storm clouds are believed to reach up to 330 miles and hour, and the eye is believed to be 1,250 miles across.

The Sun

NASA

This image was taken by Nasa’s Nuclear Spectroscopc Telescope Array, and was its first to be taken of the sun in high-energy X-rays. It was released on Dec 22 2014

The Close Up

JPL/UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA/NASA

So…what is this? It kind of looks like weird animal hide, but what you’re actually looking at is an incredible close up shot of Mars’ surface. This is the Russel Crater dunes, taken by Nasa on Febuary 5th.

Happy Birthday Hubble 

Photograph by NASAESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

This image shoes the Nebula NGC 2174 and was released on March 17th as a happy birthday to the Hubble telescope. It’s found in the Orion constellation, roughly 6,400 light years away in a region called the “stellar nursery”, which is where clouds of dust and gascome together forming young stars.

Hollywood From The Sky 

ISS

This image, courtesy of the International Space Station, captures the bright lights of Hollywood along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

So there you have it, what we think are the top 10 space photos of 2014.

What are some skills that everyone should have by the time they’re 30 and how can they be mastered?

Answer by Deepak Mehta:

This is a problematic question as it treats the entire population segment above 30 (40-50% of the world population) as one entity.

There are huge differences in people across the world. For people on the lowest rung in the economic spectrum, survival and foraging 2 meals a day would be of utmost importance.

So, let's assume you are talking about the average middle class person with a decent job and a stable income, sufficient educational qualifications and enough resources at his/her disposal to not worry about food, clothing, shelter etc thus having time to focus on other higher order needs.

(Sample set: People over 30; with their psychological needs taken care of)

Skills "everyone" should have:
1. Cooking
Should actually be taught in schools as part of the curriculum. Cooking isn't a job as most people think. Neither is it too hard a skill to acquire. All you need is a few lessons in the basics, knowledge of the important spices, condiments and seasonings used and a good sense of taste and smell.

I have seen people surviving only on restaurant food or fast food when their spouse is away or if their maid is on leave. All they need is to learn how to cook a few basic meals.

Some people complain it is time consuming. It is not. Like any other acquired skill, it will take you longer to make a meal in the beginning, but as you practice more, you can streamline the process and make it more efficient. When I started out, it would take me anywhere between 1-1.25 hours to make a simple meal. Now it takes me less than 20 minutes. I have a rough algorithm to categorize, prioritize and schedule the various activities.

I started out by learning the very basic of cooking an Indian meal – rice, dal, chapattis and a few veggies. Now I have expanded my platter to include non veg preparations (multiple varieties of chicken, mutton, fish, prawns, eggs and bacon), Italian food (pasta, pitabread, , desserts (gulab jamun, porridge, cake, cheesecake etc), breakfast (pancakes, fruit juice etc).

There are a host of websites and apps that are extremely helpful.

2. Driving
One should know the basics of how to drive a 2 wheeler as well as a 4 wheeler. Less expensive than renting a taxi on a vacation. Useful in case of emergencies.

3. Money management
Everything we do is to earn more money. However, with the same amount of money, you can save more and get higher returns if you are judicious.

Know about:

  • Good and safe investments
  • Do not get a credit card
  • Learn about the basics of investing in the stock market (and never get too greedy)
  • The basic tax laws and how you can effectively minimize your tax liability by a mix of investments
  • How to plan your budget and track your income and expenses
  • How to get the best out of a deal (bargains, cheapest prices, eBay etc)

4. Ability to strike up interesting conversations
Conversation-making is probably the most underrated skill. People spend a lot of time travelling and/or waiting. Why not utilize it to talk to the guy/girl next to you? Do it, they won't bite.

What you get out of it?

  • An interesting acquaintance for life (and probably a friend)
  • Stories and insights from a stranger (everyone has one)
  • 30 minutes well spent
  • A good laugh maybe
  • Business connections

As a shy person, I always found it difficult. But one day I decided I would take the plunge and see what happens. That day, I had one of the most interesting conversations with a stranger during the train journey. The other person had tales of his youth (years before I was even born) to tell, a few heart-wrenching personal accounts and some wonderful life advice.

So instead of asking a question, "What life advice would a 60-year old share with 20-year olds?" on Quora, go out and talk to a 60-year old.

5. Basic survival training
Imagine you are in an accident or a crash. Your chances of survival will solely depend on how well you can analyze the situation and use everything at your disposal to help you live and get out.

What you should know?

  • Knowledge of plants and animal – edible, poisonous
  • Knowledge of the major ecological spheres – forests, oceans, deserts, snowy mountains.
  • How to conserve water
  • How to build a shelter
  • How to build some basic weapons
  • A good signalling mechanism
  • How to avoid predators

6. A secondary marketable skill
What if you were an investment banker and suddenly found yourself without a job after the 2007 crisis?

Always have a backup. What else can you do except for trading and valuations? Can you code? Can you design something? Can you write? Can you work as a salesperson?

You should always have a secondary skill you can earn with. You might not be as adept at it, the industry might not be as well paying, but it will still save your skin in times of need.

7. Basic working knowledge of essential tools and technologies
Know how to use a cellphone, a computer, a scanner, how to fix a broken equipment or a stalled car, a wrench, a bow and arrow etc.

Apart from the above, other useful skills could be:

  1. Emergency medical training (CPR etc)
  2. Sign language
  3. Basic grasp on the major languages in the world – English, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi
  4. Programming
  5. Self defence

I will leave you with a quote from Robert A. Heinlein.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein

What are some skills that everyone should have by the time they're 30 and how can they be mastered?

What are the top ten things I should experience in life?

Answer by Siddharth R Kodwani:

  1. Rent a Luxurious car you cannot afford to buy. Drive it like you own it. Go to some expensive restaurants and enjoy the whole day like you are a millionaire. Next morning, go to some silent place(I would prefer with my girlfriend) and observe the sunrise. You will understand the real worth of your life.
  2. Try being a traveler rather than a tourist. Go some place you always wanted to go. ( Me? Greenland to see Aurora!)
  3. Come out of your comfort zone. Do something you never tried or something you are not good at. Worst scenario, you will fail. But you have a hell of a story to share with people (or impress them).
  4. Achieve a state of mind where you are not afraid of failure. That's like attaining MOKSHA in real life.
  5. To achieve no.4, you need to fail really hard at something and make a come back.
  6. Say YES when everyone said No and prove them you are right. Despite Democracy, you can be a KING (To those who said NO!)
  7. Help a stranger with no intention of favor in return. Generosity earns you a huge amount of Respect.
  8. Gather some courage you need to resign from your job and do what you actually always wanted to do.
  9. Surprise your loved ones once in a while and capture their expressions. That's what purity of emotions look like.
  10. I cannot think of something for number 10 but you can always try to get first 1000's of upvotes on your answer here at Quora. I felt amazing when I experienced it for the first time.

What are the top ten things I should experience in life?

What should every person be knowledgeable about or be proficient in by the age of 20?

Answer by Deepak Mehta:

20 is a milestone age for most. It's the time when you are no longer a teen and not yet a complete adult. You are most likely to still be in college. However, all that will be in constant flux in the next 3-4 years where you have to decide on your career choices, get a job, start earning (and saving), and being independent in the truest sense of the word.

Let's break down the things one need to know when they are 20 into basic survival traits and the 3 major spheres of life – personal, social and professional (I have taken this partly from my post. You can check it out too if you like although it does have things you need not know before 20, but later on) (Links have been underlined):

A. Survival and self-sufficiency

  1. Cooking
    Face it, this should be taught in school. If you can't cook, you are dependent on others – your maid, your spouse, your local restaurants. What if it is late night and you are alone? Where will you be when hunger strikes? (:P). Stop thriving on easy-to-eat food.
    (Get started , Website, Android app)
  2. Budgeting and managing your expenses
  3. Basic survival skills
    Imagine you are in an accident or a crash. Your chances of survival will solely depend on how well you can analyze the situation and use everything at your disposal to help you live and get out.

    What you should know?

    • Knowledge of plants and animal – edible, poisonous
    • Knowledge of the major ecological spheres – forests, oceans, deserts, snowy mountains.
    • How to conserve water
    • How to build a shelter
    • How to build some basic weapons
    • A good signalling mechanism
    • How to avoid predators
      (All the above and more)
  4. Self-defense
    The world can be a nasty place sometime. Know how to protect yourself and your loved ones if ever the need arises. (A good starting point)
    Enroll yourself in a self-defense class. Have some basic training in martial art form. Build up your strength and agility.
  5. Learn how to jump-start a car
  6. How to set up a camp
  7. How to make a fire without matches
  8. Emergency skills

B. Professional career

  1. Know how to build a good resume (Resume tips 1, Resume tips 2, Resume tips 3)
  2. How to apply for jobs and increase your chances of selection (Reading)
  3. How to make a good first impression (Reading)
  4. How to make good connections at work (Reading)
  5. Have a secondary marketable skill
    What if you were an investment banker and suddenly found yourself without a job after the 2007 crisis?

    Always have a backup. What else can you do except for trading and valuations? Can you code? Can you design something? Can you write? Can you work as a salesperson?

    You should always have a secondary skill you can earn with. You might not be as adept at it, the industry might not be as well paying, but it will still save your skin in times of need.

  6. Learn how to manage time and have a healthy work-life balance. (Reading)
  7. Learn coding.
    Nothing can be more helpful in you day-to-day professional life than knowing a bit of computer sorcery. Know how to write the simplest of macros to automate mundane tasks, be efficient, remember all your To-dos. You have a pretty powerful machine at your disposal. Make it work. (Get started)

C. Personal life

A person should be able to live alone – with no external contact or assistance. It's essential to take out time for family and friends, but equally critical to take out time for self.

  1. How to build stuff from scrap and basic household items (The best resource on the internet)
  2. How to stay fit without any equipment (100 no-equipment workouts)
  3. How to stay alone, yet entertained  (74 things to do when you're bored and alone)

D. Social life

You might be an introvert who spends weekends in his living room, reading or surfing through channels. But contrary to point C above, man is after all a "social animal" and must know how to live among others.

  1. Know how to break the ice (Reading)
  2. Know how to strike up and hold an interesting conversation. Sometimes with complete strangers. Probably on topics you know nothing about. (Reading)
  3. Learn to listen. Listening may seem like a passive ability, but it isn't. There's a difference between hearing and listening and that is the level of engagement you have with the speaker. (Reading)
  4. Get people to like you (Reading)
  5. Learn to make cocktails and be the life of the party (Some easy recipes)
  6. Learn to make some easy-to-make snacks for when you are having people over (Some easy recipes)
  7. Public speaking. Join Toastmasters.
  8. Learn card games. May be poker? (Know your poker hands)
  9. Learn sign language (American Sign Language)
  10. Know how to remember people's names and faces. (Reading)
  11. Also, how to make proper introductions. To avoid awkward situations. (Reading)
  12. Or, how to tell a good story (Reading)

E. Misc

  1. ONE BIG ASS CHEAT-SHEET FOR LIFE
  2. A compendium of useful psychological life hacks
  3. How to write fast, well-constructed papers
  4. Never miss your lines while delivering a speech
  5. Kitchen cheat sheets
  6. Dining Etiquette 101

Finally, the mandatory quote:

What should every person be knowledgeable about or be proficient in by the age of 20?

Time Zones Facts

Time Zones Facts

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For the two hours between 10:00 and 11:59 (UTC) each day, three different days are observed at the same time in different places.

For example, at UTC time Thursday 10:15, it is Wednesday 23:15 in American Samoa, (UTC-11), and Friday 00:15 in Kiritimati (UTC+14). For the first hour (UTC 10:00–10:59), this is true for both inhabited and uninhabited territories, but during the second hour (UTC 11:00–11:59) it is only true in an uninhabited maritime time zone twelve hours behind UTC (UTC-12).

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According to the clock, the first areas to experience a new day and a New Year are all islands that use UTC+14, that is the Line Islands and Tokelau (a territory of New Zealand), and in the southern summer also Samoa.

World’s Largest Mandir, Angkor Wat

 

Once upon a time, or around 1580, while cutting a path through the thick Cambodian jungle, Portuguese missionaries came upon huge towers carved into rocks that were in ruins and covered in roots and vines. Continuing on, they discovered an ancient lost city that was twice as large as Manhattan and that nature was trying to swallow. The missionaries had discovered abandoned Angkor Wat—the 500-acre site is one of the world’s largest religious monuments and the most elaborate of the Angkor’s temples. There are more than 1,000 Temples of Angkor which were built from the 9th to 13th centuries during a time when the Kingdom of Cambodia was one of the most powerful civilizations on the planet. There were rarely any inscriptions found in later centuries after 1431, when Angkor was seized by the Thai army. During its prime, as many as 750,000 – one million people lived in Angkor, making it one of the greatest vanishing acts of all time. Archaeologists now know that Angkor Wat and many of its surrounding structures were built to appease “devas” and “asuras” which are angelic demi-Gods of the Hindu religion. Thousands upon thousands of these demi-god beings are carved into every single rock temple at the site. Both Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones Temple of Doom were filmed here. Angkor Archaeological Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. New research claims to have solved the mystery of how the huge stones of Angkor Wats were moved. “The massive sandstone bricks used to construct the 12th-century temple of Angkor Wat were brought to the site via a network of hundreds of canals. The findings shed light on how the site’s 5 million to 10 million bricks, some weighing up to 3,300 pounds, made it to the temple from quarries at the base of a nearby mountain.” The mystique of Angkor may cry out to the adventurer in us all, but the roots and trees are now being cut back as Angkor is being restored. So many people come here, about 2 – 3 million a year; all that walking and climbing on the (mostly) sandstone monuments caused additional damage to the archaeological sites at Angkor. These photos hearken to ancient Angkor as the Temples of Doom for a Tomb Raider to explore. [41 Photos, 4 Videos]

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“Echoes of Silence; the beauty and mystical ambiance of Ta Prohm. Angkor, Cambodia,” the photographer wrote. This scene may appeal to the Indiana Jones in all of us. Photo #1 by Peter Nijenhuis

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Buddhist monks in front of the reflection pool at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, the city’s most notable edifice. It was built to represent the Hindu “Mountain of the Gods,” and served as a funerary temple. The main temple of Angkor Wat was built between 1113 and 1150 “by King Suryavarman II,” Wikipedia informs. “Suryavarman ascended to the throne after prevailing in a battle with a rival prince. An inscription says that, in the course of combat, Suryavarman leapt onto his rival’s war elephant and killed him, just as the mythical bird-man Garuda slays a serpent.” Photo #2 by Sam Garza

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Aerial of Angkor Wat. The Earth Observatory explains, “Tucked deep in the Cambodian rainforest, the ancient Angkor Wat temple is considered one of the most valuable architectural sites in Asia. Angkor Wat is the pinnacle of the city of Angkor, capital of the once-powerful Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia. The temple was built by Suryavarman II between 1113 and 1150 AD. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat is a representation of Mount Meru, home of the gods and the center of the Hindu universe. In addition to its unique pyramid temple architecture, Angkor Wat is covered with intricate bas-relief carvings of Hindu epics. At the center of Angkor Wat are five towers that represent the five peaks of Mount Meru. The round towers mark out the corners and the center of the innermost square of the complex. Like the mountain peaks they represent, the towers are pointed on top. The pinnacle of each tower is slightly lighter than the surrounding black stone in this image.” Photo #3 by NASA

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Iconic tree at Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia. According to Wikitravel, “Built during the time of king Jayavarman VII and is best known as the temple where trees have been left intertwined with the stonework, much as it was uncovered from the jungle. It might be considered in a state of disrepair but there is a strange beauty in the marvelous strangler fig trees which provide a stunning display of the embrace between nature and the human handiwork. This is one of the most popular temples after Angkor Wat and the Bayon because of the beautiful combinations of wood and stone.” You may recognize a few scenes from Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider in this collection of images. Photo #4 by Brian Jeffery Beggerly

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The photographer wrote, “Mythic statues line the causeway over a moat leading to the south gate of Angkor Thom, literally called ‘Great City.’ The images represent a Hindu myth of creation called the Churning of the Sea of Milk. On one side of the causeway, fifty-four guardian deities (called ‘devas’) pull the head of a mythical serpent or ‘naga.’ On the other side, fifty-four images of demon gods (called ‘asuras’) push the tail of the serpent.” Photo #5 by Rene (Taiger808)

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“The Origin of Suffering is Attachment.” Bayon, Cambodia. Destination Truth wrote, “Many carvings depict a direct interaction between the human and spirit world and it is said that malevolent Hindu demons still haunt the vast and overgrown premises to this day. Reports of physical interactions and audible voices around many of the temples, most notably Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon, have erupted over the years. Most recently, Buddhist monks are said to communicate with the spirits during meditation on the premises.” Photo #6 by By James…….

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Chau Say Tevoda; Just east of Angkor Thom, two minor temples line the Victory Way: Thommanon (N) and Chao or Chau Say Tevoda (S), both in the Angkor Wat style. They were built in the 12th century, Thommanon early, Chao Say Tevoda somewhat later, and were planned well before Angkor Thom and the Victory Way which date from the end of the 12th century. Photo #7 by Ricardo Hurtubia

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Phimeanakas was “built at the end of the 10th century, during the reign of Rajendravarman (from 941-968), then rebuilt by Suryavarman II in the shape of a three tier pyramid as a Hindu temple. On top of the pyramid there was a tower. According to legend, the king spent the first watch of every night with a woman thought to represent a Nāga in the tower, during that time, not even the queen was permitted to intrude. Only in the second watch the king returned to his palace with the queen. If the naga who was the supreme land owner of Khmer land did not show up for a night, the king’s day would be numbered, if the king did not show up, calamity would strike his land.” Photo #8 by Tangge

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Finely carved reliefs and corridors from the ruins of the Buddhist temple of Angkor Ta Prohm. It dates to the 12th and 13th century and was built by king Jayavarman VII who is considered to be one of the greatest rulers of the ancient Khmer Empire. Photo #9 by Allie Caulfield

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Detailed reliefs in the underworld. Sandstone bas relief on the hidden wall at the Leper King Terrace, part of the Royal Square of Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat. Photo #10 by Rene (Taiger808)

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Banteay Srei (left): “is a 10th century temple of Khmer architecture dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Consecrated in 967 C.E., Banteay Srei was the only major temple at Angkor not built by a monarch; its construction is credited to a courtier named Yajnyavahara, who served as a counselor to King Rajendravarman.”; Banteay Samre (right): “located ca. 500 m east of the Eastern Baray, is one of the temples of Angkor. It was built in the first half of the 12th century, and has been a thoroughly restorated. It is a complete Hindu temple with an Angkor Wat style sanctuary tower.” Photo #11 by Allie Caulfield & #12 by Richard Socher

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Army of Statues. Video #1 by movieclips

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Tomb Raider (Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia). Wikipedia states, “Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors.UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992. Today, it is one of the most visited complexes in Cambodia’s Angkor region. The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project.” Photo #13 by Matthew Stewart

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“The Secret Passageway to the Treasure,” Trey Ratcliff wrote. “After the crowds of Angkor Wat, it was nice to go find a remote temple in the jungle and be alone. This temple laid under the jungle, completely undiscovered for centuries. The hallway and mysterious chambers seemed to go on forever. If you want to see how I made this (and how you can too!), visit my HDR Tutorial. I hope it gives you some new tricks!” Photo #14 by Trey Ratcliff

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Banteay Srey Temple “is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.” It was “built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a ‘precious gem’, or the ‘jewel of Khmer art’.” Photo #15 by Bernard Oh

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Angkor: Pre Rup, one of the many temple ruins within the Angkor Archaeological Park. It was built “as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction. The temple’s name is a comparatively modern one meaning ‘turn the body’. This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple, with the ashes of the body being ritually rotated in different directions as the service progressed.” Photo #16 by Jimbo7

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“The famous empty doorway of Ta Prohm — ” the photographer wrote, “there’s usually a queue of people lining up to be photographed here!” Wikitravel wrote, “While the temple is very popular, most visitors follow a central route and the sides of the complex can be surprisingly quiet. Note that large sections of the temple are unstable rubble and have been cordoned off, as they are in real danger of collapse. As of 2010, authorities have started to restore Ta Prohm. All the plants and shrubs have been cleared from the site and some of trees are also getting removed. A crane has been erected and a large amount of building work is underway to rebuild the temple, much of it seemingly from scratch. Wooden walkways now block some of the previously famous postcard photos.” Photo #17 by Jpatokal

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2 million people a year must feel the call of adventure to explore these ancient ruins. If the site is being repaired, will these famous roots covering the ruins and enhancing the mystique be removed? Left: “Swallowing the Ruins at Ta Prohm.” Right: “Wrapping Around Time ancient ruins of Angkor Wat.” Photo #18 by Trey Ratcliff & #19 by Trey Ratcliff

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Taken in 1965, the weight of time was already crushing Angkor Wat. Photo #20 by H. Grobe

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom Trailer. Video #2 by FilmTrailersChannel

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The Angkor Thom Terrace of the Elephants was named for the 350m-long (1,148 feet) carvings of elephants on its eastern face. Photo #21 by Thom Watson

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The photographer for the image on left wrote, “Have you ever been in Angkor Wat? I think it is a must. Fantastic, mysterious, ancient, beautiful, etc…” Right: The cramped corridors of ancient Bayon. “Very little space is left between the inner gallery and the upper terrace.” Photo #22 by alfaneque & #23 by Markalexander100

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Preah Khan temple ruins. The photographer wrote, “A view of the ruins of the temple of Preah Khan at Angkor in Cambodia. Preah Khan was built by the powerful Khmer king Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century who dedicated it to his father, Dharanindravarman II.” Photo #24 by Allie Caulfield

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Neak Pean Temple “is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Preah Khan Baray. The name is derived from the sculptures of snakes (Nāga) running around the base of the temple structure.” Photo #25 by 3coma14

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A view of the Terrace of the Leper King in Angkor Thom. Photo #26 by Allie Caulfield

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Built in the late 12th century or early 13th century: A temple called Bayonne, Angkor Thom, the Angkor complex. There are 216 massive stone faces adorning the towers of Bayon which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. Photo #27 by David Sim

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Nature reclaiming the temples. Buddha being swallowed by roots at Angkor Archaeological Park. Photo #28 by H. Grobe & #29 by Peter Nijenhuis

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13th century Bayon Khmer Buddhist temple — at Angkor. Photo #30 by Charles J Sharp

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Phnom Bakheng. The photographer wrote, “Just between Angkor Wat and the Bayon lies the temple of Phnom Bakheng, a good walk up the hill and a popular place to witness the sunset as it gives a great view of the surrounding area. The main temple on the top of the hill lies up some pretty steep steps. When climbing down those very steps this view caught my eye and I quickly pulled out my tripod and took a few, dodging passing tourists. I’m also trying to work on some techniques to minimize the HDR psychedelic effect while still maintaining that enhanced reality feeling. Still not there yet, but hopefully good for now.” Photo #31 by stoicviking

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Prasat Suor Prat is a series of 12 towers in Angkor Thom. Photo #32 by Kazenelenbogen

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Prasat Preah Palilay. The new research claims “The grid of canals suggests the ancient builders took a shortcut when constructing the Angkor Wat temple, which may explain how the imposing complex was built in a mere 20 years. Photo #33 by BluesyPete

Ancient Megastructures – Angkor Wat. Video #3 by InuKool

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Roots of Ta Prohm Temple. It looks like a scene you’d step into in a temple exploring adventure video game. Photo #34 by David Pham

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Apsaras, detail of lower pediment. Bayon style, late 12th – early 13th century sandstone. Photo #35 by Vassil

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Left: Angkor Thommanon relief. Right: A statue at the Bayon temple. Photo #36 by Allie Caulfield & #37 by Allie Caulfield

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The 12th Century stone was dedicated to Buddha. Photo #38 by Writer128

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The Srah Srang reservoir was dug in the mid-10th century and has steps that lead down to the water are flanked by two guardian lions. At present Srah Srang measures 700 by 350 m and is still partially flooded. Photo #39 by Samuel Maddox

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Sunset@Angkor Wat. “The temple complex is surrounded by a 174-meter- (570-foot-) wide moat, visible in the large image, that represents the oceans at the edge of the universe,” wrote the Earth Observatory. “A stone causeway leads through the Hindu universe to the temple home of the gods from the west, on the left side of the image. The temple complex itself is a series of buildings on rising terraces like the slopes of a mountain.” Photo #40 by randomix

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Sunset over Angkor Wat. Photo #41 by Ali Catterall

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